The Robot Invasion is Already Here…

…and it’s in your living room? 🤖

🤷🏾‍♀️ What is Ori?

Ori is a Brooklyn-based furniture design company that aims to aid city dwellers in maximizing the square feet of their apartments by providing elegant and durable furniture solutions. In places like Manhattan, where apartments recently cost an average $1,532 per square foot, maximization of space is becoming increasingly more essential. And Manhattan is not alone…Ori living systems can currently be found in over 15 cities including Boston, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco.

⏳ Why Now?

As of 2019, 82.46% of the total US population lived in an urban area, and that number is only rising. Further, with the onset of COVID-19, space has become a particular pain point for many, as the home has now become the office and vice versa.

Source: Ori Pocket Closet

☀️ Ori’s Future

Current, Ori does not sell straight to consumers, but to property managers, and there is a minimum order of 10 systems for any one address. That all might change with Ori’s partnership with Ikea on the ROGNAN furniture system. This system will be sold in IKEA stores, allowing individual consumers to purchase this advanced technology for themselves. What’s more, Ori and Ikea are looking to expand internationally, with ROGNAN systems to be unveiled in Hong Kong and Japan.

✍🏽 Main Takeaways:

  1. Ori is a Brooklyn-based furniture design company that aims to aid city dwellers in maximizing the square feet of their apartments.
  2. Ori’s innovative furniture allows new experiences for those in studio apartments and other housing where home offices and large closet spaces would otherwise be impossible.
  3. Ori’s partnership with Ikea on the ROGNAN furniture system would bring Ori technology directly to the consumer and allow its impact to be international.

One Last Thing–

I sincerely hope you got value out of this article! For more, check out the other articles my medium page. Have more questions or thoughts? Let’s connect on LinkedIn!

Aminah Aliu is an Innovator at The Knowledge Society and a senior in high school. She enjoys conversation with others, writing poetry, and learning about STEM.

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